Forgetful? Boost Your Brawn and Your Brain
YOUR DAILY FIT TIP
By Jennifer Gruenemay, ACE-Certified, Special to Lifescript
Published February 16, 2014
Fit kids don’t just score higher on exercise tests – they’re more likely to ace their academic tests too. According to a study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, children who are physically fit are smarter too.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Exercise not only gets your heart pumping and boosts blood, oxygen and nutrient circulation to the brain, it also promotes whole-body awareness.
Regular physical activity better equips your brain to focus on the task at hand, whether it’s memorizing your times tables or to-do list. It’s never too late to start incorporating exercise into your daily routine and receiving the benefits of a brain boost. Experiencing brain fog? Having writer’s block? Forgot where you left your keys? Take a walk.